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Immersive surround sound from a premium soundbar
The HT-A5000 has 5.1.2 channels: Two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and three front speakers for wider surround, plus a built-in subwoofer for deep bass. With Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, it creates virtual surround sound that comes from all around you so you can fully enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X
Experience sound from above
Thanks to Sony’s virtual surround technology, the soundbar can position sound in vertical space—so you can experience 3D audio without the need for in-ceiling speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multi-dimensional sound to other formats, too
Surround made simple
Using front speakers only, Sony’s unique digital sound field processing technology virtually reproduces the surround sound field, with audio coming at you from both sides. You can enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound without cluttering your living space.
Bounce sound off the side walls and expand surround sound to give you an immersive experience that goes beyond the size of your TV. Combines with S-Force PRO Front Surround for even wider surround sound.
Reflect sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio using X-balanced speaker technology. Combines with Vertical Surround Engine to give you an even more atmospheric overhead sound experience.
Sound from advanced speakers and a subwoofer
Powerful speakers work together to deliver clear, wide-ranging sound throughout your room. Two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and three front speakers for surround and a subwoofer for rumbling bass.
X-Balanced Speaker Unit
The up-firing speakers, built-in subwoofer and front speaker feature an X-Balanced Speaker Unit. The unique rectangular shape of these speakers maximizes the diaphragm area for more punchy bass. It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining sound pressure, resulting in less distortion and greater vocal clarity.
Delivers high sound pressure for clear, deep bass. This has been achieved by expanding the area of the diaphragm and the size of the subwoofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit).
Provide high-quality sound with less distortion and high vocal clarity from an X-Balanced Speaker Unit.
It takes a lot of power to accurately reproduce low bass frequencies and there’s often a risk of distortion (A). To combat this, the HT-A5000 uses Sony’s unique signal processing technology to deliver dynamic extended bass, at any volume level (B). This graph is for illustration purposes. 1. Level 2. Low 3. High 4. Frequency
The deeper the bass sound, the more the speaker diaphragm moves. This can cause an effect called phase modulation distortion when a full-range diaphragm needs to simultaneously reproduce higher frequencies. Sony’s unique signal processing technology compensates for this effect for clearer dialogue and more localized sound. The improvements in the modulated waveform enhance clarity and help prevent vocal distortion.
Upscale your digital music in real time
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognizing instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.
Get a fuller, richer sound with a wireless subwoofer and rear speakers
An optional wireless subwoofer allows a built-in dual subwoofer in the soundbar to handle bass and vocals with the optional wireless subwoofer focusing on low-range sound. For even more cinematic thrills with sound directly behind you, add our optional wireless rear speakers.
No loss of picture quality
See vivid scenes full of real-life colour and depth. All of the original picture quality is preserved when played through the HT-A5000 soundbar so you’ll be completely immersed in movies. Gaming is also much more thrilling and realistic as HT-A5000 supports latest formats.
Rediscover your favourite music
With High-Resolution Audio you can experience the music you love with the utmost authenticity and precision. Try 360 Reality Audio3 for a new way to experience music that puts you at the heart of the experience, with sounds and different instruments all around.
SA-RS3S optional rear speakers
Total 100 W of wider surround sound with wall-mount capability.
SA-SW3 optional subwoofer
200 W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160 mm driver.
SA-SW5 optional subwoofer
300 W of deep, rich bass from a 180 mm driver with passive radiator.
Sound perfectly matches action
With Acoustic Center Sync, you’ll hear dialogue from exactly where the character is standing in the scene. Action and sound are precisely aligned so your viewing becomes much more immersive.
Even more immersion with BRAVIA Acoustic Center Sync
When connected to a BRAVIA TV with Acoustic Center Sync, both the soundbar and the TV become the centre speaker in your home cinema system. Furthermore, connecting the soundbar with optional wireless speakers, the TV speaker plays the centre channel role with your soundbar as part of the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping setup. This enables sound to precisely match what’s on the screen for a truly immersive experience.
Best with Sony TVs
Paired with BRAVIA, the HT-A5000 brings you an immersive audio-visual experience with our best picture and sound quality. It’s the perfect soundbar for BRAVIA.
Effortless control with BRAVIA
With an integrated UI, soundbar sound settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu for easy control of features such as sound field and volume.
Omnidirectional Block Design
The HT-A5000 and optional speakers have been designed under a common Omnidirectional Block concept. Its sophisticated rounded edges represent a single solid block providing wide-spreading sound. The combination of rich material textures emphasizes an affinity with any living room environment.
If you have a BRAVIA with a multi-position stand, you can change the position of the TV stand and fit the HT-A5000 discreetly beneath the TV for a clean look.
Stream music from your favourite services
With built-in support for Spotify Connect™, and other music services via Bluetooth®, Chromecast or Apple AirPlay 2, you can easily enjoy your favourite music.
Connect to the Internet with built-in Wi-Fi and stream music from devices on your home network.
Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth® technology.
Play Spotify directly through your speaker using the Spotify Connect™ app on your device as a remote.
Apple AirPlay 2
Share music and more from your favourite Apple devices to your soundbar. All with a tap.
Stream music, online radio and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.
The soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant enabled devices with Chromecast built-in and Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Just add the HT-A5000 soundbar to your speaker group using the Google Home app to start playing music, change the volume, or many other functions using just your voice.
Ready to go, out of the box
The HT-A5000 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply plug it in, connect to your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. With USB and optical, as well as HDMI in and out (eARC) and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA models, you have all the connections you need to enjoy a breathtaking surround sound experience.
Effortless and atmospheric sound
For immersive movies, press the Sound Field button on your remote and enjoy atmospheric sound that puts you right at the heart of the action. Or turn Sound Field off for pure speaker sound when listening to High-Resolution Audio or stereo music.
Enjoy an immersive gaming and movie experience
Enjoy immersive gaming and movie watching with optimized picture settings by Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode when connecting BRAVIA XR™ TVs and PlayStation through this product
Discover wide 360 Spatial Sound with optional rear speakers from Sony
A wide listening area fills every part of your living space so your family and friends get the same sound experience. The listening area is not limited to the front of the TV but encompasses a much wider space
360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your environment with optional rear speakers from Sony
Our revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology with Sony’s rear speakers creates multiple phantom speakers from just a soundbar and rear speakers. With multiple phantom speakers all around you arranged in the optimal sound field for your space, it’s a new sensation of sound. Experience all the drama of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and hear every breath, step and word like you’re inside the film.
Optimized for speaker position
There’s no need to precisely place the optional speakers. The soundbar with built-in microphones does it all for you, intelligently measuring the position of each speaker and optimizing sound to your room. The soundbar lets you enjoy Sound Field Optimization with or without optional speakers. Activate the simple calibration process during initial setup or from the home menu
SA-RS5 optional rear speakers
Total 180 W of wider surround sound with up-firing speakers.
|Model & Size|
|MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D)||47.75 in x 2.75 in x 5.62,5 in|
|MAIN UNIT WEIGHT – BODY ONLY||13 lb 8 oz|
|AMPLIFIER TYPE||Digital Amplifier, S-Master HX|
|POWER OUTPUT (TOTAL)||450W|
|INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS||Optical-audio input, USB type A, File System: exFAT/FAT12/16/32, vFAT|
|BLUETOOTH VERSION||Version 5.0|
|NUMBER OF INPUT/OUTPUT||1/1 (eARC/ARC)|
|DOLBY VISION™ COMPATIBLE||Yes|
|HLG (HYBRID LOG GAMMA)||Yes|
|HDMI INPUT||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X, LPCM|
|USB||DSD (.dsf / .dff), Wav, Flac, ALAC (.m4a, .mov), AIFF (.aiff, .aif), HE AAC, AAC, mp3, Monkey Audio, WMA, Ogg Vorbis|
|HDMI EARC||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X, LPCM|
|BLUETOOTH® (TRANSMITTER)||SBC, LDAC|
|OPTICAL INPUT||Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, LPCM 2ch|
|SOUND MODE||Standard, Sound Filed|
|VIRTUAL SURROUND TECHNOLOGY||S-Force PRO, Vertical Surround Engine, Dolby Speaker Virtual, Dolby Surround, Neural:X|
|SOUND EFFECT||Night Mode, Voice Mode, Immersive Audio Enhancement|
|SPEAKER STRUCTURE||5.1.2Ch (Built-in-Subwoofer)|
|NETWORK FUNCTION||Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Music Service Button, Works with Google Assistant, AirPlay2|
|WIRELESS SURROUND (WITH OPTIONAL WIRELESS SPEAKERS)||Yes|
|TV WIRELESS CONNECTION||Yes|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (ON REMOTE START MODE)||Less than 3 W|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (ON QUICKSTART MODE)||Less than 0.5W|
|Features for PlayStation 5|
|AUTO HDR TONE MAPPING COMPATIBLE (PASS-THROUGH)||Yes|
|AUTO GENRE PICTURE MODE COMPATIBLE (PASS-THROUGH)||Yes|
|What's in the Box|
|What's In The Box||Remote Commander HDMI Cable|
|What's In The Box||Audio Cable (MINI ↔ MINI) AC Cord|